Thursday, June 3, 2010

oh Baby!

I'm not sure if it's the pregnancy that's making me look over the kids baby pictures  lately,  but I've realized 2 things. I have far less pictures of Parker as a baby( even though I vowed this would never happen) and I have less of those photos scrapped. I think I can forgive myself, it's better than having twelve albums filled with layouts about his every move from birth to date. I've got some important things covered, and glimpses of our everyday life, and all I want the kids to understand when they look back on their albums is how much I cherished them and our time together.

Here's a layout I created for this week's challenge at Practical Scrappers. We were asked to use Acrylic, Transparencies or Vellum. As usual, I took the opportunity to unload more than a few items from my stash. I must admit I love the resulting page. It's great for me to "turn off" the colour for a change and just focus on the layout.



I know the elephants may seem a bit odd, but it makes more sense if you know that Parker loves them.

Materials:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
PP: Basic Grey
Acrylic Letters: Fancy Pants, altered with White Staz-On Ink
Flourishes: Bo Bunny, altered with text stamp from Sandy Lion, White and Black Staz-On Ink
Canvas Flowers: Jillibean Soup, with added Glimmer Mist
Trim: Webster's Pages
Acrylic accents: Tim Holtz Fragments
Pearls: Basic Grey, Dollarama
Pen: Staedlater Triplus fineliner
Butterfly Stamps: Hampton Art, stamped on transparency sheet with Staz-On 
Glitter: Ranger Stickles
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Elephant Punch: Martha Stewart

4 comments:

Jamie Lane said...

Great layout and such sweet photos!

Tanya Rudd said...

Gorgeous Erin. Hope you are having a good pregnancy.
Hugs
Tanya

laterg8r said...

love the dreamy quality of this :D

the elephants are darling :D

i now follow you :D

Lynn said...

love it love it love it....two of my favorite pictures and a perfect layout. the lack of colour makes them pop for sure and the word Dream is perfect ly